If the oil tank truck caught fire, how should it be put out?

- Jul 01, 2019-

As a dangerous goods transport vehicle, safety is the most important thing. Although the national requirements for dangerous goods transport vehicles are very strict, accidents of oil tank truck fire still occur from time to time. Therefore, drivers of tanker trucks must master some fire fighting methods, which may be useful at critical moments.

 

The fire fighting methods are as follows:

1、If the oil tank truck is on fire while driving, and you can't extinguish the fire, you should stop right as soon as possible, call the police and ask for rescue.

 

2、Before the fire truck arrives, we need to find ways to save ourselves. For example, we can use quilts, fire blankets or fire extinguishers carried on oil tank truck to put out the source of the fire. We can also use other covers to block the opening of the tank and extinguish the fire.

 

3、If cracks and oil spills occur due to high temperature, the driver of the tanker can use nearby drainage ditches or dig ditches by himself to let the spilled oil flow into the ditches for burning, control the fire and avoid extension.

 

4、No matter where the fire happens, as the driver of the oil tank truck, we must properly deal with the remaining oil on the ground or in the drainage ditch, and bury the oil to avoid the re-ignition of the fire.

 

5、If the fire situation is not easy to control and there is a trend of blasting , the personnel on site should immediately evacuate to the safety zone.

 

6、When the oil tank truck is on fire, it is necessary to quickly close the tank cover, close the unloading valve and use dry powder extinguisher to extinguish the fire. If the electric appliance is on fire, it is necessary to turn off the power first, and use dry powder extinguisher to extinguish the fire.

 

In order to prevent the fire of oil tank trucks, we must take precautions: whether tanker or refueling truck, they must be equipped with special fire extinguishers and equipped with electrostatic tapes and poles for towing the ground. When a oil tank truck is running, the electrostatic belt must be towed to the ground. When refueling or discharging oil, the pole must be inserted into the wet ground. The sealing of the oil tank's filling holes should be tight, the oil discharging valves and pipes should be leak-free, the oil tank ventilation holes should be smooth, the oil pump inlet filter screen should be cleaned regularly, and the joint caps at both ends should be installed in time after the oil hose is used up, and no dirt can enter. The sealing of the oil tank's filling holes should be tight, the oil discharging valves and pipes should be leak-free, the oil tank ventilation holes should be smooth, the oil pump inlet filter screen should be cleaned regularly, and the joint caps at both ends should be installed in time after the oil hose is used up, and no dirt can enter. Vehicles should be parked away from the fire source, in summer should choose a cool place to park, thunderstorm weather should not be parked under trees or high-voltage power lines.

 

The above safety measures must be in place, so as to reduce the probability of oil tank truck fire, to achieve safe driving.